Notable author Phyllis Lawson will discuss her amazing memoir "Quilt of Souls" in Mission Viejo on Saturday, June 18.
She will appear in the City's popular Writers Present series at 11 a.m. in the City Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center.
In "Quilt of Souls," Lawson documents her childhood growing up with the incredible woman who raised her and the powerful family heirloom that served as the cloth that would forever stitch their lives together.
With its tales of family, despair, freedom and hope, the true story behind this deeply personal memoir serves as the inspiration for http://www.quiltofsouls.com, where individuals share relics and stories from their own family histories.
Seamlessly written, “Quilt of Souls” is a rare story not only because of the complexities and intricacies of the quilt as a physical object, but also what it stands for metaphorically. It speaks about and unearths the taboo subjects that were only heard in whispers during an era from long ago.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library in partnership with the South Orange County California Genealogical Society, this free presentation includes a question-and-answer session and book signing. Books will be sold on site.